3 Dimensional Nano-Scale Reinforcement Architecture for Advanced Composite Structures

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$750,000.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA9550-06-C-0004
Award Id:
67952
Agency Tracking Number:
F045-020-0116
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
5094 Victoria Hill Drive, Riverside, CA, 92506
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
069711286
Principal Investigator:
ElenaBekyarova
Principal Investigator
(909) 234-2738
sales@carbonsolution.com
Business Contact:
RobertHaddon
President
(909) 234-2738
haddon@carbonsolution.com
Research Institute:
UCLA/UNIV. OF DELAWARE
H. T Hahn
Mech.&Aerospace/Mech.Eng.
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1597 &
Newark, NJ, 19716
(310) 794-9117
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
In Phase II of this project we will capitalize on the successful incorporation of carbon nanotubes into carbon fabrics, by optimizing the process and scaling the technique for the manufacture of large 3-D composites that will be of use to the aerospace industry and the Air Force. In Phase I we successfully demonstrated the feasibility of incorporation of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) into carbon fibers and 2-D woven carbon fabrics using both chemical vapor deposition (CVD) and electrophoretic deposition. The carbon nanotube reinforced preforms were then infiltrated with polymer to obtain multiscale composites, in which hierarchical reinforcement is achieved by combining the nanoscale CNTs with conventional micro-size carbon fibers. In Phase II the manufacture of carbon nanotube/carbon fiber multi-scale hybrid composites will be optimized and the process scaled-up to produce full size structures based on structure-property evaluations of the current generation of products. Phase II of this project will provide advanced composites with improved thermomechanical and electrical properties that are suitable for a wide range of commercial aerospace and Air Force applications.

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